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Singapore carrier plans to fly to Cambodia, Laos

Singapore-based airline Scoot, a low-cost carrier, announced its intention to expand its services into Cambodia and Laos, according to a report in Thai newspaper the Nation. Currently, Scoot has scheduled flight services to 65 destinations including Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand. The company said that it has plans to include flights to Cambodia and Laos over […]

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GMS gets closer to a food safety strategy

A draft five-year strategy for promoting safe and environment-friendly agriculture products in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) that would enhance regional food safety and promote trade is expected to be finalised today, according to the Asian Development Bank. “The five-year Regional Strategy and Action Plan (2018-2022) for Promoting Safe and Environmentally-Friendly Agro-based Value Chains focuses on […]

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Lao economy remain fastest growing in region: report

Lao economy is set to remain one of the fastest growing in the region in coming years as long as the global economic recovery remains on track, local daily Vientiane Times reported Thursday.  The World Bank projected the Lao economy to expand at around 7 percent in 2017-19, while the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has […]

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Lao workers to get special aid

The Labour Ministry will open a centre to ensure the legal status of Lao workers who can prove their identity, while Lao authorities have promised to help illegal workers wanting to return home to acquire passports so they can be legally re-employed in Thailand.  Thai and Lao authorities discussed ways to solve the undocumented workforce problem […]

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Laos: Govt to pursue 7 percent economic growth in 2018

The government expects to pursue economic growth to at least seven percent in 2018, the same level expected for 2017, according to the Ministry of Finance. The ministry is drafting the budget plan for 2018, which will be submitted to the upcoming ordinary session of the National Assembly (NA), scheduled to take place in October […]

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